Khanov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

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Khanov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich


Born Apr. 29 (May 12), 1904, in St. Petersburg. Soviet actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1973).

Khanov studied at the Institute of the Living Word in Petrograd and the theatrical school of the Theater of the Revolution in Moscow. He worked for the Moscow Proletkul’t Theater from 1924 to 1934 and joined the Theater of the Revolution (now the Mayakovsky Theater) in 1934. His roles included Ignatov in Arbuzov’s Tania, Ognev in Korneichuk’s The Front, Shul’ga in The Young Guard, based on the novel by Fadeev, Chernogubov and Konovalov in Shtein’s A Personal Case and The Hotel Astoria, Serdiuk in Arbuzov’s Irkutsk Story, Creon in Euripides’ Medea, the title role in Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus, and Priner in Dvoretskii’s The Send-off. He also appeared in films, in the roles of Koz’ma Minin in Minin and Pozharskii (1939) and Platonych in Shvotov (1940).

Khanov was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1941, 1947, and 1949.

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